Monday, June 18, 2018

The Grid - All in Place

All of the pieces of the dimensional grid are now in place.  Now I need to fuse it down and decide on the next step.















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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Back to the Grid

I have spent a little more time cutting pieces and placing them into the grid.  It is coming along, although I am not rushing through it.
One thing that I have found really helpful is this set of fine tipped tweezers to place the pieces. To give you a better idea of the size of the pieces, here is a photo with a quarter for size reference.
Until next time,

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Dimensional Grid - part two

Although busy with other things,  I did get a bit more of the dimensional grid in place.
It isn't perfect but it is fun to see it developing.  The shadings in the hand dyed fabrics add more depth to the design. I think that is a real plus.

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

A Start - The Dimensional Grid

Back in early May,  I showed a grid that I had drawn with the possibility of making it into some type of quilt art.   This is my start on it.
On a piece of foam core board, I taped the drawing down. Peeled of the top layer of the Steam-a-Seam so that the sticky part is accessible.  Then thumbtacked it over the drawing.   I used a card stock version of the same drawing to use as a pattern. I cut the pattern into five or six larger pieces.
Starting with the center I cut black and white pieces for the  center rectangle(rhombus?) It isn't square.   Then I took the next section and cut  dark blue and white pieces for that section.

I will tell you that some good tweezers are very helpful in placing the pieces to get them where you want them.  I will show those in a future post as I work through this process and share it with you.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Pillowcases

The hand dyed fabric for the pillowcases just kept calling my name.   I could not resist.
The pillows on my bed are not standard pillows.  So I had to adapt the pattern to make it work. However, you can find the pattern that I worked from on Wanda Hansen's website in the "Free Resources" area.

When I started laying out the plan, I realized that the pillowcases would have to be pieced.  So I made a front and a back piece for each of them.  One of the pieces has a flap/pocket that the end of the pillow goes in so that the pillow doesn't come out of the end. I really like that feature as it keeps the end of the pillow cleaner.  That flap is supposed to be the front but mine is the back so I made the front hem even with the edge.
Here is the first one (the pillow that I sleep on nightly.)
 Now, let me show you the back where you can see and 
appreciate why I changed the position of the flap.
While this side is pretty too, the other side has a nicer design symmetry. 

Then I made the other pillowcase and repeated the "mistake" for the sake of consistency.
The second one is in the front here.  I love these new hand dyed pillowcases. 

BoNuS!!!!
 There were some nice scrap pieces left over from the pillowcases. 
These will be so much fun for piecing or perhaps another project. 

Now I want some 100% white cotton sheets to dye too!
FYI - my posts may be sparse for the next few weeks as there is a lot of "non-crafty" stuff going on in my life.  But no worries - these are mostly good things.
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